Colorado Man Roy Ortiz May Sue Rescuers Who Saved His Life For $500,000

Man May Sue Rescuers Who Saved His Life For $500K

This guy may need a PR rescue.

Roy Ortiz of Broomfield, Colo. was saved from a submerged car during heavy flooding in the area last September, but he's now considering suing his rescuers.

Now, his lawyer told the Denver Channel, the rescuers shouldn't have taken two hours to free him.

"Of course he was thankful because those divers did have a major role to play in saving his life that day,” Ed Ferszt said. “That doesn't negate the fact that a mistake may have been made. I can understand why there's a lot of furor over people thinking that he's biting the hand that feeds. Does that mean that officers of North Metro Fire are above reproach?”

Ortiz filed an intent to sue Boulder County Sheriff's deputy Jeannette Cunning, Sgt. Mike Linden and other first responders for up to $500,000, according to the Times-Call.

"I started yelling again and I started making noise to let them know, those people, that I'm alive," Ortiz told CBS Denver.

David Hughes, a lawyer who represents Boulder County, said his office will investigate Ortiz's claim, according to the Times-Call.

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